A classic true red with blue undertones which instantly brightens the face of any skin complexion whilst making the teeth look whiter when one smiles! The most beautiful lipstick that I have ever held on to!
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Velvet Matte Lip Colour, an opulent colour and soft touch feel, with non-drying comfort.
For Christian Louboutin, a designer and creator of rare objects, lipstick is a woman’s magic wand. No longer tucked away between the key ring and the nail file, the Louboutin Lip colour transforms a forgotten object into a treasured jewel.
Inspired by Middle Eastern antiquities and the Art Deco movement, the solid metal body is reminiscent of a precious vial. The turret-like crown cap is topped with a small ring threaded with a silk ribbon, turning the lip colour into a necklace.
- Features an intensely rich pigment blend for velvet matte colour with a soft touch finish.
- Applies with smooth precision and full coverage in one stroke.
- Protects effectively against dryness thanks to a complex of natural oils and seed butters.
- Lasts with comfort and excellent appearance without feathering for up to 4 hours.
- Presented in a re-usable black lacquer carton jewelry box including a silk ribbon and a silk carrying pouch.
- Made in USA. Clinically tested. Formulated without Paraben, Mineral Oil, DEA or Phthalate.
The finish is velvet matte but the formula is very moisturizing on my lips, not drying at all unlike some matte lipsticks that I have tried. It doesn't tug on the lips during application and it easily glides on smoothly like a dream!
It is also very opaque, one swipe gives a full coverage already. It has a velvet powdery smell and feels luxurious when applying it!
To everyone who is curious about its overall look on my face and how long-wearing it is, read on! This was how the CL lipstick looked on me last night after having dinner. No retouching after the initial touch up. Just a tiny little bit of fading on the middle. Totally not bad at all!
Oh, it also stayed on my lips from 6pm until 2am which by that time, it was still as opaque same as here in the picture, but I decided that I just wanted to take it off and wash my whole face because I was about to sleep.
Winner in the longevity department indeed! Love it! Retouching can be done after 5 hours if you want but for me, I don't find the necessity to do so. You can live the whole morning or whole afternoon or whole night without reapplication! Totally worth the hype and the price indeed!
The price is very expensive for a lipstick tube. So if someone is gonna get one, I recommend getting the color that you actually love and will totally wear!
Ladies, I am telling you: this is totally worth splurging for! You definitely get what you pay for! Longevity, product quality, packaging, and formulation: SUPERB!
The steep price (US $90) plus the downside is, living outside US, it is more expensive when bought from Filipino legit authentic sellers due to custom tax plus shipping costs. I got mine from an Instagram seller with the username @bag_haven she sold it for Php4,950 including the shipping fee BUT I am not sure if they will be retaining the price or increase it.
Just to know if you are getting the REAL DEAL (and not the replicas or fakes, please!), familiarize yourself with its packaging. Here are the photos straight from the Christian Louboutin website!